Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Let's talk about: Harry Potter Film Wizardry

This book doesn't have an author on the cover but it says "From the creative team behind the celebrated movie series".
However on the cover page it says that it was written by Brian Sibley and designed by Minalima Design. 

The blurb on Amazon (where I bought it a few years ago for an awesome deal with another book) sums it up well: 

"Immerse yourself in the world of the spectacular "Harry Potter" film series, and learn why Yule Ball ice sculptures never melt, where Galleons, Sickles and Knuts are really "minted", how to get a Hippogriff to work with actors, about the inspiration behind Hogwarts castle, and why Dementors move the way they do. Written and designed in collaboration with the cast and crew that brought J.K Rowling's celebrated novels to the silver screen, "Harry Potter: Film Wizardry" delivers an enchanting interactive experience, transporting readers to the wizarding world by sharing filmmaking secrets, unpublished photography and artwork, and exclusive stories from the stars. Full of removable, facsimile reproductions of props and paper ephemera from the movies, this collectible volume offers a privileged look at the "Harry Potter" films and the talented group of Muggles that has made true movie magic."

These are some of my favorite things from this book:

There are stickers and labels throughout that could be used for jars and containers to decorate your house for fun, Halloween, or a Harry Potter themed party.

 There are many creative elements to the book that you can flip through or pull out.
Some of them are attached to the page in vellum envelopes. 
We get Harry's first letter from Hogwarts.

There is an invitation to the Yule Ball!

 My favorite is the Marauder's Map! 
It folds out quite large (bigger than the picture shows).
Too bad it doesn't really show us footprints walking around.

For a Harry Potter fan, this book is really fun!
I love that there is a not only an introduction by David Heyman but also a foreword with  notes from Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. 

It is a lot of fun to read about all of the behind the scenes information and see the process of designing all of the things that go into the movies. 
But I also just love that they made the book not only about creative things but did it in a creative way with all those extras!
Definitely worth my money and is really fun to have sitting up on my shelf!


Seth and Julie said...

I will have to keep this in mind since Alyssa's birthday is coming up and she would geek out on all the fun little extras.

cheryl said...

She would love it! Another really good one that I will eventually review on here is Harry Potter page to screen. If you love the movies they are both really fun to read and look through. Plus they look good on my shelves!

The Kings said...

I like your book from what I have seen. Was it what you used when you did the Harry Potter party in Kenosha?

cheryl said...

Nope. I didn't have it at that time. I got it our first Christmas back in Utah.